THIBODAUX, LA (WVUE) - The Thibodaux Police Department says they have a man in custody after he was caught attempting to burn a gunshot victim.
Thibodaux Police Chief Bryan Zeringue says officers received a call about a shooting in the 1700 block of Midland Drive just before 9:30 a.m. Friday.
When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a female victim with a gunshot wound to the head. At the time, the suspect, Kai D. Williams was attempting to burn the victim's body.
The victim was transported to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and then transferred to University Medical Center where she later died.
Williams was arrested by police at the scene without incident.
The identity of the victim is being withheld pending family notification.
"This is an unfortunate tragedy," says Chief Zeringue. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families."
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.